Could Trump end lockdowns? Three legal issues.

Posted on AllSides March 26th, 2020
From The Center
coronavirus, lockdowns, Donald Trump

Government actions to protect public health amid the coronavirus crisis have taken place under a variety of laws and regulations. What are the legal underpinnings for travel bans, quarantines, and lockdowns?

Could President Donald Trump, in the name of restarting the economy, repeal the lockdown or semi-lockdown conditions that now exist in much of the United States, with nonessential stores shuttered, large groups prohibited, and many places of business closed?

The answer to that question is almost certainly “no.” From Connecticut to California, it is state and local officials who...

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